Dacryocystitis

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Background

Right eye lacrimal system consisting of: of lacrimal gland (a), punctums (b,e), canalicules (c,f), lacrimal sac (g,d).

Clinical Features

Left sided dacryocystitis
Bilateral dacryocystitis
  • Mucopurulent material expressed from nasolacrimal sac
  • Erythema and edema between medial canthus and nasal bridge

Differential Diagnosis

Periorbital swelling

Proptosis

No proptosis

Lid Complications

Other

Neonatal eye problems

Evaluation

  • Generally a clinical diagnosis
  • Consider culture of any purulent drainage- express via gentle upward pressure to affected area

Management

Disposition

  • Generally may be discharged with ophthalmology follow-up

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